Mel Taub
Mel Taub 

New York Times, Wednesday, September 8, 1993

Author:Mel Taub
Editor:Mel Taub
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2
Mel Taub has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1993, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Fool : NINNY
6. G.I. truant : AWOL
10. Some citrus drinks : ADES
14. Mrs. Ralph Kramden : ALICE
15. "___ smile be your umbrella..." : LETA
16. Ballerina's mini : TUTU
17. Nut pine : PINON
18. Fool : BLOCKHEAD
20. Kickapoo's kin : SAC
21. ___ off (angry) : TEED
23. Mournful tolls : KNELLS
24. Pope's capelike vestment : ORALE
26. Zeus, as seen by Leda : SWAN
27. Lax in duty : REMISS
29. Pivoted, in a way : SWIVELED
33. Elec. units : AMPS
34. Navigate the air : AVIATE
36. Eggs, to Ovid : OVA
37. Screwballs : KOOKS
39. White-tailed eagle : ERN
40. Seal : SIGIL
42. D.D.E.'s 1940's "show place" : ETO
43. Ancient monastic Palestinian : ESSENE
46. Eye with a purpose : OGLE
47. Split : SEPARATE
49. TV's Dillon : ARNESS
51. Cocktail-party fare : DIPS
52. Official proclaimer : CRIER
53. Challenging reply to 58 Down : OHYEAH
56. Group with no strings attached : BAND
57. With-it, 1940's style : HEP
60. Fool : SIMPLETON
62. Reside : DWELL
64. Group for 43 Across : SECT
65. Leather piercers : AWLS
66. Charter : LEASE
67. Most prosecutors: Abbr. : ADAS
68. Fool : DOLT
69. Over : ENDED
1. Takes 40 winks : NAPS
2. Pelvic bones : ILIA
3. Fool : NINCOMPOOP
4. Sgt. maj., e.g. : NCO
5. Busybodies : YENTAS
6. "The Sandbox" playwright : ALBEE
7. Tuesday ___ : WELD
8. Siouan of Neb. : OTO
9. Fool : LACKWIT
10. Greek Minerva : ATHENE
11. In which seconds come first : DUEL
12. Collective abbr. : ETAL
13. What comes out in the wash : SUDS
19. Tricksters : KNAVES
22. Literary lioness : ELSA
25. What insurers insure against : RISK
26. Proust character : SWANN
27. Libertines : RAKES
28. Ham Hamlet : EMOTE
29. Ending for yes or no : SIREE
30. Fool : LOGGERHEAD
31. Ills : EVILS
32. Valleys : DALES
35. Endows with power : VESTS
38. Work in installments : SERIAL
41. "The Last Days of Pompeii" heroine : IONE
44. Fool : SAPHEAD
45. Merit : EARN
48. Experts : ADEPTS
50. "What has four wheels and flies?" : RIDDLE
52. "___ thou by searching find out God?": Job : CANST
53. Pelion's companion : OSSA
54. Moved quickly : HIED
55. Familiar temp. residence : YMCA
56. Flax or cotton pod : BOLL
58. Or ___ (words of a threat) : ELSE
59. Argued a case : PLED
61. Jefferson bill : TWO
63. Cyst of a kind : WEN

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